Tags: Code Of Conduct
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has renewed its call on the government to change the law to ensure high standards of conduct in public life.
The plea comes ahead of consideration in the House of Lords of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill that will disqualify individuals convicted of sexual offences from running for public office or retaining their seat if already elected.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:04 by Alison Robinson
You may be aware that with my other hat on I have been canvassing hard to get sanctions introduced into the Code of Conduct so that we can have the security and confidence that bad behaviour by councillors will come with consequences
As part of that there is a petition on the govt website calling for the introduction of sanctions BUT we need so many more signatures to get this taken seriously.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:20 by Alison Robinson
Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) need to recruit three Independent Persons in May. Their role is to advise Rob Aycliffe (Director of Policy, Performance and Governance) and the Hearings Committee on complaints against Councillors under the Code of Conduct. It's an unpaid role, but it's useful to have people with some understanding of local government and governance issues.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:47 by Alison Robinson
The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a consultation on a new model member code of conduct.
High standards of conduct and behaviour are of huge importance to the local (parish and town) council sector as they are needed to protect the integrity of decision making, maintain public confidence, and safeguard local democracy.
NALC are encouraging local councils and county associations of local... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:02 by Alison Robinson
Updated NALC guidance on pre-election publicity
NALC are already receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament was dissolved on 6 November. Although local (parish and town) councils will not be holding elections on 12 December, NALC have reissued our Legal Briefing L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:51 by Alison Robinson
The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC).The research found 90% of those surveyed support the same code of conduct for all local authorities.
Nearly 70% would also like new powers to impose additional sanctions, with 60% saying current sanctions are... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:15 by Alison Robinson
Ledbury case and new legal guidance
Last week Jonathon Owen, chief executive of NALC spoke to Rob Smith, chief executive of Society of Local Council Clerks, to talk about the implications of the high court judgment on a judicial review claim by a councillor against Ledbury Town Council. They both agreed to send a joint letter to the government and the Committee on Standards in Public Life and Local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
Code of Conduct Conference 14th June
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
£60 per delegate including a light lunch and free parking
The session will be delivered by Paul Hoey and Natalie Ainscough of Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd. They are the acknowledged national experts on the Local Government Standards framework. They both previously worked at the Standards Board for England where Paul was Director... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 May 2017 11:01 by Alison Robinson